An assessment of the economic and social impacts of climate change on the agriculture sector in the Caribbean
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The main objective of the present study was to determine the value of impacts due to climate change on the agricultural sector in the Caribbean under the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on Emissions Scenarios A2 and B2 scenarios. More specifically, the study aimed to evaluate the direction and magnitude of the potential impacts of climate change on aggregate agricultural output and other key agricultural indicators. Further, the study forecast changes in income for agricultural output for key subsectors under the A2 and B2 scenarios, from 2011 to 2050. It analysed the benefits and costs of the key adaptation strategies identified by Caribbean Governments.
.--I. Introduction.--II. Caribbean agricultural sector overview.--III. Climate change impacts on agriculture.--IV. Literature review.--V. Methodology.--VI. Data.--VII. Results.--VIII. Caribbean adaptation options and benefit cost analyses.--IX. Implications for food security of projected climate change impacts on the agricultural sector.--X. Conclusions